Richland County, Wisconsin

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Richland County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Richland County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1842
Seat Richland Center
Largest city Richland Center
Area
 • Total 589 sq mi (1,526 km2)
 • Land 586 sq mi (1,518 km2)
 • Water 3.1 sq mi (8 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 18,021
 • Density 31/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.richland.wi.us

Richland County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,021.[1] Its county seat is Richland Center.[2] Some rural areas in the county have their power provided by the Richland Electric Cooperative.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 589 square miles (1,530 km2), of which 586 square miles (1,520 km2) is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Richland County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 903
1860 9,732 977.7%
1870 15,731 61.6%
1880 18,174 15.5%
1890 19,121 5.2%
1900 19,483 1.9%
1910 18,809 −3.5%
1920 19,823 5.4%
1930 19,525 −1.5%
1940 20,381 4.4%
1950 19,245 −5.6%
1960 17,684 −8.1%
1970 17,079 −3.4%
1980 17,476 2.3%
1990 17,521 0.3%
2000 17,924 2.3%
2010 18,021 0.5%
Est. 2012 17,818 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2012[1]
Farm along Highway 58 in rural Richland County near Cazenovia
Sign marking entrance into Richland County, with countryside in background

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 17,924 people, 7,118 households, and 4,833 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 8,164 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.39% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.7% were of German, 12.5% Norwegian, 10.3% Irish, 9.5% English and 8.8% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.1% spoke English, 1.1% German and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 7,118 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

Communities[edit]

Cities, villages, and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.richec.com/
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 43°23′N 90°26′W / 43.38°N 90.43°W / 43.38; -90.43